As you may be aware, the other night was Halloween. If you have been reading for a while, then you also know that we get a lot of children in these parts. And I mean a lot! Remember last year? This year was no different. The first car load was dropped off on a corner at 4:30! After about 45 minutes they started making their way down the street even though it was still light. By 5:30 things were in full swing and we were passing out candy left and right.
B grew big pumpkins again this year, although not as big as last year. He also carved three of them. I carved none.
This is the one with all of the holes drilled in that looks so cool at night lit up:
This is B's pumpkin face:
Our nephew. You can find more of his Halloween pictures here:
He looked like he had many fingers, but he only had 10:
You are probably wondering what this is all about. Well, my sister-in-law took part in an advance sneak peek at some new Snickers candy. As part of the campaign, she got materials and treats to give out on Halloween and she and my nephew came to our house since we get a lot of traffic. We put up the Snickers sign, the tape, and the spiderwebs:
My nephew only cared about the pumpkins:
We were the only house on the block with the treats. Even adults were asking for them. I totally made up a random rule that if a child read the sign out loud they got a treat.* You cannot believe how many read it out loud!
Darkness finally fell:
And we finally ran out of candy.** Not before seeing a Jason Voorheis adult sized mask on a five year old thereby making him the first horror movie dwarf, a equally small but proportionate Freddy Kreuger and the 10 year old in some kind of mask with, what I hope was a plastic bayonet, strolling down the street at a determined pace without a bag of candy. I hope he wasn't killing anyone.
And if you were wondering, the new Snickers has a secret ingredient:
Yes, it is peanut butter. I thought it tasted like a regular Snickers but when I ate them back to back I could tell the difference. Why yes I had to eat more than a few. Research people!
Next year I am going to convince B that we should do this to our house:
Piece of cake. Or candy if you will.
*I had other random rules such as "OH MY GOD THAT KID IS SO CUTE - give him lots of candy."
**Or maybe we didn't, but I feared we would. And my butt was cold. Really cold.